West Palm Beach, FL (June 2, 2019) - A man has been arrested in connection with a strong-arm robbery that initially took place in April of 2019. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrested 24-year-old Dominique Felder on the charge this week.
Deputies report that 24-year-old Bruno Costa was near Benoist Farms Road on April 28th when he was approached by a black male suspect as part of an alleged transaction on the online app OfferUp. The two had arranged to meet in order to exchange a Sony PlayStation Vita console as well as a cellphone prior to April 28th. Both exchanges went well and, on April 28th, Costa agreed to meet Felder for the purchase of a cell phone.
When Costa and Felder met around 7:00 pm, Felder is accused of grabbing Costa, putting him in a headlock, and taking his wallet. Costa told police that he felt what he believed was a gun on Felder's waist or hip area. Costa then gave Felder $450 in cash and Felder fled the scene.
The incident was captured on a camera inside Costa's vehicle. Following an investigation that lasted over a month, Felder was officially arrested and charged with robbery.
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